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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks in Minneapolis. A university investigation called for punishing 10 players following an alleged sexual assault on campus last fall. Coach Tracy Claeys was fired in part because of his public support of his players differed with Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks in Minneapolis. A university investigation called for punishing 10 players following an alleged sexual assault on campus last fall. Coach Tracy Claeys was fired in part because of his public support of his players differed with Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Hearings begin for suspended Minnesota football players

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten Minnesota football players suspended for their alleged involvement in a sexual assault faced a panel of university employees on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to avoid expulsion and other punishments recommended by the school’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office. The players have denied any wrongdoing and remain enrolled. The […]
  • Oregon assistant football coach to be fired after DUI arrest

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon says the football co-offensive coordinator will be fired after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, marking the latest problem for the team. The school said in a statement Sunday that David Reaves has been placed on administrative leave and the process to terminate his […]
  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2016, file photo, new University of Oregon NCAA college football coach Willie Taggart takes questions during an introductory press conference in Eugene, Ore. The University of Oregon suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts last week. The school announced the decision in a statement Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, 2017,  and detailed a review of the incident. It added that all future workouts have been modified and the strength and conditioning coach will now report to director of performance and sports science Andrew Murray instead of coach Willie Taggart, who apologized in the statement. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP, File)

    Oregon strength coach suspended after players hospitalized

    The University of Oregon suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts last week. The school announced the decision in a statement Tuesday evening and detailed a review of the incident. It added that all future workouts have been modified […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys watches from the sideline during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Two people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017,  that Minnesota has fired coach Tracy Claeys. The move comes two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the move. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)

    Pressure on Minnesota athletic director after firing coach

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At the end of an hours-long meeting with Minnesota President Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle, university Board of Regents Chairman Dean Johnson excused himself from the room for a drink of water and a head-clearing walk down the hall. Coyle was recommending to a group of board members and the […]